News tagged with launch pad

Image: Antares and sunspots at sunrise

An Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket is seen on the launch pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va., on Jan. 8, 2014. Dark blemishes can be clearly seen on the face of the sun.  

dateJan 17, 2014 in Space Exploration
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China launches Turkish satellite

China early Wednesday "successfully" launched a Turkish earth observation satellite into orbit aboard a Chinese rocket, according to state media, hailed in Turkey as a "historic moment".

dateDec 18, 2012 in Space Exploration
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North Korean rocket launch window opens (Update)

(AP)—A near two-week launch window for a North Korean long-range rocket began Monday, a day after Pyongyang said it may delay liftoff. North Korea has faced mounting international pressure to abandon what critics call a ...

dateDec 09, 2012 in Internet
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